Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is Dick Cheney mean or is he a Psychopath?

Ed Schultz said "I think that Dick Cheney wants this country to get hit again for political gain,” I (thinkingblue) felt he had something there and made this video

John McCain, on FACE THE NATION, stated this about Ed Schultz "And when extreme talk show hosts say that he (Cheney) wants another attack on the United States, I think that's shameful."

SHAMEFUL, what does he think about what Cheney is doing...? Oh don't tell me, I know, McCain thinks Cheney is PATRIOTIC, what else. Ed Schultz believes Cheney is MEAN and that is why he is acting the way he is "acting" ... After reading the Delancey Place blog about Psychopaths, I thought.... Hmmmm, maybe it's not meanness that motivates Cheney, maybe he is just the run of the mill Psychopath... Waddauthink, does the shoe fit?

Also view video here along with the Delancey Place blog on Psychopaths: Thanks, thinkingblue

Is Dick Cheney mean, or is he a psychopath? You be the judge.

Delancey Place, today's excerpt - PSYCHOPATHS

Click to go to DelanceyPlace blog

In today's excerpt--psychopaths. Eric Harris, leader of the duo that carried out the
Columbine massacre, was a psychopath:

"Eric Harris was neither normal nor insane. Psychopathy (si-COP-uh-thee) represents a third
category. Psychopathic brains don't function like those in either of the other groups, but they are consistently similar to one another. Eric killed for two reasons: to demonstrate his superiority and to enjoy it.

"To a psychopath, both motives make sense. Psychopaths ... can torture and mutilate their
victims with about the same sense of concern that we feel when we carve a turkey for
Thanksgiving dinner.' ...

"Psychopaths have likely plagued mankind since the beginning, but they are still poorly
understood. In the 1800s, as the fledgling field of psychology began classifying mental
disorders, one group refused to fit. Every known psychosis was marked by a failure of
reasoning or a debilitating ailment: paralyzing fear, hallucinations, voices, phobias, and
so on. In 1885, the term psychopath was introduced to describe vicious human predators who
were not deranged, delusional, or depressed. They just enjoyed being bad.

"Psychopaths are distinguished by two characteristics. The first is a ruthless disregard for others: they will defraud, maim, or kill for the most trivial personal gain. The second is an astonishing gift for disguising the first. It's the deception that makes them so dangerous. You never see him coming. (It's usually a him--more than 80 percent are male.)

Don't look for the oddball creeping you out. Psychopaths don't act like Hannibal Lecter or
Norman Bates. They come off like Hugh Grant, in his most adorable role. ...

"Psychopaths take great personal pride in their deceptions and extract tremendous joy from
them. Lies become the psychopath's occupation, and when the truth will work, they lie for
sport. 'I like to con people,' one subject told a researcher during an extended interview.

'I'm conning you right now.' Lying for amusement is so profound in psychopaths, it stands out as their signature characteristic. 'Duping delight,' psychologist Paul Ekman dubbed it.
"Symptoms appear so early, and so often in stable homes with normal siblings, that the
condition seems to be inborn. Most parents report having been aware of disturbing signs before the child entered kindergarten. Dr. Robert Hare described a five-year-old girl repeatedly attempting to flush her kitten down the toilet. 'I caught her just as she was about to try again,' the mother said. 'She seemed quite unconcerned, maybe a bit angry-- about being found out.' When the woman told her husband, the girl calmly denied the whole thing. Shame did not register; neither did fear. Psychopaths are not individuals losing touch with those emotions. They never developed them from the start. ...

"Researchers are still just beginning to understand psychopaths, but they believe psychopaths crave the emotional responses they lack. They are nearly always thrill seekers.

They love roller coasters and hang gliding, and they seek out high-anxiety occupations, like ER tech, bond trader, or Marine. Crime, danger, impoverishment, death--any sort of risk will help. They chase new sources of excitement because it is so difficult for them to sustain.

"They rarely stick with a career; they get bored. Even as career criminals, psychopaths
underperform. They 'lack clear goals and objectives, getting involved in a wide variety of
opportunistic offenses, rather than specializing the way typical career criminals do,' Dr. Hervey Cleckley wrote. They make careless mistakes and pass up stunning opportunities, because they lose interest. They perform spectacularly in short bursts--a few weeks, a few months, a yearlong big con--then walk away. ...

"Rare killer psychopaths nearly always get bored with murder, too. When they slit a throat,
their pulse races, but it falls just as fast. It stays down--no more joy from cutting throats for a while; that thrill has already been spent."
Dave Cullen, Columbine, Hachette Book Group, Copyright 2009 by Dave Cullen, pp. 239-244.

What is Cheney doing and why is he rearing his
ugly head again?

Ed Schultz exposes the real Cheney
motive on why he is dissing Obama. Read Below:


The OpEd: Ed Schultz asks:

Why is anyone still listening to Dick Cheney?

Big Eddie says Dick Cheney is nothing but a trash talking coward from the sideline.

Sen. Pat Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee would like to get Dick Cheney to come testify under oath so they can ask him some questions.

President Obama has left the door open to investigate interrogation abuses. We'll tell you what it means.
A Government of Monsters
Before I do some economics posts, I think I ought to say
something about the torture memos — namely, that
there is now no way to view the people who ruled us these
past 8 years as anything but monsters. We had all these
rationalizations of torture over the ticking clock and
all that — then we learn, for example, that Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times in one month.
Scott Horton States:
Monsters, yes. More precisely, war criminals. And they
hold fast to the propriety of using the rack and
thumbscrews. But were supposed to forget about it and
just move on. The answer is: truth out first.
Accountability measures second. We still have a very long
way to go on the first score.

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to watch THE


Blogger litlgrey said...

To my mind there is no question at all: Cheney is both. These are by no means mutually exclusive terms. To witness the grimacing menace in this beast's face as he lies without hesitation and places the lives of tens of thousands at risk, is to understand his longstanding, barbarous history.

Having received six deferments to keep his own hyde safe from Vietnam, he then ingratiated himself with the most murderous elements of both the public and the private sectors (through the 'revolving doors' so beloved by the military industrial complex). He has lobbied in favor of South African Apartheid; has defamed American foreign policy on both the front and the back end of the Bush Administration (which is traitorous by definition); placed himself outside all legal jurisdiciton at his own machinations; has calculatedly profited from death and destruction, as well as from extra-legal torture and violations of privacy and basic well-being; and is so dangerous that he received an apology from a man he shot in the face during a drunken rich-boy quail shoot.

Cheney is amoral and without regard for human life or any life, and he is vicious about it. He cackles about human misery and plots with each passing day to cause more of it. He is both mean AND a psychopath, and is perhaps one of the most dangerous individuals our nation has ever produced. And the worst part is, he will never, ever be brought to justice. He won't even get a god damn parking ticket.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous starviego said...

You are still being lied to about Columbine. Big time. If you want to find out what really happened at Columbine I suggest you read what the eyewitnesses had to say:

2:09 PM  
Blogger litlgrey said...

These details are terrifying, and yes, I had never heard any of them, having followed the Columbine massacre details none too closely. But the conclusions drawn py the author seem wholly out of whack... that the event was staged in order to derail conceal carry laws?

I was in Ohio just about the time the pro-gun GOP started salivating all over the idea of conceled-carry. Gun control advocates opposed concealed carry because it made it possible for persons with malevolent aims to legally hide firearm(s) in public areas. Contrary to the claims presented, gun crimes increased. If anything, responsible reporting declined in the corporatist media, and prosecutions declined due to NRA-friendly judges - to the point that people began getting longer sentences for carrying weed than for carrying a fucking gun.

I don't even know what to make of the whole Organized Crime angle and that story, and I will not try to.

2:25 PM  

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